D9 intramural plans coming together

Intramural sports was one of several topics at last week’s District 9 work session.  There will be four, five week sessions. Fall will include soccer and volleyball, winter will be basketball and spring will be track and field. At the end of the five week session they anticipate some type of district meet.

Athletic Director Brian Winter has met with Pop Warner officials and they are most interested in working with the district to get as many students involved in sports as possible. Doug McKenzie, who has also been working with staff on the program, said Pop Warner will only charge students $99 and there will be scholarships available.

Wrestling will be supported by the Eagle Point Youth Wrestling program.

A number of details are still to be worked out, said McKenzie.
In a reduction in force report given by Supt. Rickert at the work session, she said there were 58 head coach and assistant coaching stipends being eliminated. The head coach and programs being eliminated will be high school golf and cross country, along with one classified activity stipend. Two activity advisors had reduction in days from 34 to 24.

The total cost in the salary, payroll costs, athletic supplies and transportation reductions amount to $200,000.

Rickert reviewed the reduction in force (RIF) and reductions due to attrition or retirement.  They are:
Elementary certified- 5 RIF, 1 attrition
Secondary certified-   1 RIF, 2 attrition
Instr. Asst. classified- 2 through attrition
Child dev (day care)-    3 RIF
Custodial-        1 RIF
Adm. Asst.- Five positions will have a reduction in days from 260 to 196 over four years. This amounts to ½ of a reduction.
Admin. Director    2 retiring (replacing with two part-time)
Confidential-Finance- 1 RIF
TOTAL        17 ½ less personnel for a total of $1,075,263 ($735,638 in salary and $339,625 in benefits)

Rickert also reported that a complaint filed nearly a year ago by the union regarding the Collaborative Systems Initiative (CSI) initiated by Rickert soon after she became superintendent, has been dismissed by the Oregon Employment Relations Board.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent


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